Public Health

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
"Like the lead paint case, we have an industry that knew its products could inflict serious damage and continued to promote those products anyway."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump
"President Trump is the last person who should be defining the global debate on...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"If you wrote this plot into a movie, I would have said it was over-the top."


Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...